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Nathalie Pires - Nominated for
International Portuguese Music
Awards, Best Fado Performance
and Song Of The Year.
Nathalie Pires in ITALY
Teatro Mediterraneo di Napoli
Concerto dell’Epifania 'Rai 1' TV
Sunday, January 4th 2015
HOLLAND TOUR 2014
December 18, 19 and 20
IN STUDIO - PORTUGAL
The Drop of Dawn
The music of Christopher Tin
Carnegie Hall, New York
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Nathalie Pires - Nov. 02, 13
PALCUS Young Portuguese
Fado Heritage of Humanity
A message from Nathalie.
Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Congratulations to all fado singers, musicians,
poets, composers and everyone that loves and
respects the "Soul Music of Portugal", for this
well deserved distinction. LONG LIVE THE FADO!
NEXT UPCOMING EVENTS
NATHALIE PIRES featured at the ‘International Portuguese Music Awards’
New Bedford, Massachusetts - February 2 of 2013. [+] info
NATHALIE PIRES Special Guest to sing with ‘FADO EM SI BEMOL’ at the ‘NYC DROM’
New York City - January 22 of 2013. [+] info
Nathalie Pires live in concert at the second celebration of "Portugal Day" in Central Park.
New York City - June 17 of 2012. [+] info
Nathalie Pires in concert, live at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Artes, Millennium Stage. Washington DC. [+] info Nathalie Pires invited to sing at Portuguese Ambassor's Official Residence
em Washington DC. [+] info
Nathalie in concerto at BAM, celebrating the 150th anniversary of BAM (Brooklyn Academy Of Music), in conjunction with the “BAM Next Wave Festival”, “Tudo Isto é Fado” project, in NY. [+] info Historic moment. On Sunday November 27th 2011, Nathalie celebrated the declaration of Fado Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, at the Fado Museum in Alfama - Lisboa, Portugal. [+] info The Amália Rodrigues Foundation, awarded Nathalie with a Medal of Merit at the Amália Rodrigues House-Museum, for being an “Ambassador of Fado and represent Amália” with dignity. [+] info Nathalie invited by Amália Rodrigues Foundation to perform at the “VI Gala Amália”, Lisboa, Portugal. [+] info Nathalie performed in several concerts singing Traditional Fado, with the Manhattan Camerata, “Tango-Fado Project”. [+] info Nathalie represented Portugal and it's musical culture at the World Conference 2011 - SoundShift Festival, in St John's Newfoundland, Canada. [+] info Historic moment. June 18th 2011, the first celebration of "Portugal Day"
in Central Park, New York. [+] info
Nathalie sings the US National Anthem for more than 20 thousand people,
at the New York Red Bull arena. [+] info
Nathalie records 5 traditional fados, for the Manhattan Camerata promotional CD. [+] info Nathalie sings in Lisbon's prestigious Fado Houses. "Taberna Del Rei", "Casa de Linhares", "O Faia" and "Clube de Fado". [+] info Awarded with "New Prominent Figure of Fado in New England" and "Most Beautiful Voice of the New Generation", "Portugal Day and the Portuguese Heritage" 2010, Pawtucket, RI. [+] info Awarded with "Prominent Figure Award". Lusomedia 1st Great Fado Night, 2010
Newark, New Jersey, EUA. [+] info
Nathalie special gest to perform with Tim Ries & The Rolling Stones Project,
Klagenfurt - Áustria. [+] info
Album "Corre-me o Fado nas veias", awarded with Artistas Unidos da América,
"Lusiada Award" - "Best Fado Album of 2007". [+] info
Release of Nathalie's first album, "Corre-me o Fado nas veias". [+] info
Almost like by the mystery of its origins, fado comes into little Nathalie’s life, who still cannot explain if fado elected her, or was that thirteen year old girl who elected fado. What is perfectly clear is that from the time she was accompanied by a Portuguese guitar for the first time, fado took over her voice and her senses, a fado-singer was born, and immediately began to be noticed by the bright tone of her voice, stage presence, and the feelings transmitted every time she sang the beautiful songs of traditional fado, quickly becoming a serious case of popularity among the Portuguese communities in the United States of America.
Nathalie Pires is proof that fado was already a World Heritage, long before recognized and declared by UNESCO in November 2011.
Born and raised in Perth Amboy New Jersey, in a family of Portuguese emigrants who always supported her in her desire to achieve her objectives.
A determined fighter, refused to have a serene life, and traveled from city to city, taken the 'Soul Music Of Portugal' to the most diverse communities and ethnic groups scattered throughout the United States, managing her time to comply with her studies, Portuguese, English and singing.
Nathalie is fluent in English and Portuguese, has dual citizenship, American and Portuguese, has a degree in accounting from Rider University, graduated in May of 2009 and is currently working in the accounting business.
In her artistic career recorded her first album, "Corre-me O Fado Nas Veias" (Fado Runs In My Veins), which was awarded with the AUA (United Artists of America), " Lusíada Award" for "Best Fado Album of 2007" recorded in the USA.
• FEATURED EVENTS
In the several hundred performances in some of the most prestigious venues in the USA, highlight 'Garnegie Hall', the 'Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts' in Washington DC', ‘United Nations' in New York', Boston State House' in Boston Massachusetts’, 'NY Red Bull Arena' in Harrison New Jersey', ‘BAM Brooklyn Academy Of Music' in Brooklyn New York', ‘Central Park' in New York, 'International Portuguese Music Awards at the Zeiterion Theatre' in New Bedford Massachusetts’, 'NY Botanical Garden' in Bronx New York’, 'Philadelphia Museum of Art' in Philadelphia Pennsylvania', ‘W Hotel - Union Square' in New York', ‘NYC Drom' with the band 'Fado in Si Bemol', '( le ) Poisson Rouge’, 'in New York, accompanied by the 'Manhattan Camerata', among many others venues of equal importance.
• INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Highlights of the most relevant international performances:
Special guest of 'Tim Ries and The Rolling Stones Project’, in Klagenfurt Austria.
‘ICTM Festival, World Conference 2011’, in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
'VI Gala Prémios Amália’, invited by 'Fundação Amália Rodrigues' in Lisbon.
Declaration of Fado as World Heritage, at the “The Fado Museum' in Lisbon .
City2Cities cultural festival, had the honor of sharing the stage with famous singer Celeste Rodrigues, singing together in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Also sang in several Fado retreats in Lisbon: 'Adega Machado' and 'O Faia' in Bairro Alto, 'Sr. Vinho' in Madragoa, 'Mesa de Frades', 'Clube de Fado', ‘Taverna Del Rey' and 'Casa de Linhares' in Alfama.
Considered to be the highest representative of the Portuguese musical culture in the USA, in 2013 Nathalie Pires represented Portugal in nine concerts, in the three most important international musical culture festivals in the United States. Montana Folk Festival in Butte Montana, Lowell Folk Festival in Lowell Massachusetts and The Richmond Folk Festival in Richmond Virginia, attended by dozens of artists from around the world and an audience of over half a million people in the three festivals.
• AWARDS AND HONORS
Received numerous awards and recognitions: Beyond the 'Lusíada Award' assigned to her album 'Corre-me o Fado nas Veias ', she also accomplished the following:
March 15, 2008, famous artist Anita Guerreiro offered to be and became Nathalie’s "Artistic Godmother", a great honor and an old fado tradition.
April 3rd 2010, was awarded the 'Breakthrough Award' at the '1st Great Fado Night', organized by Lusomedia in Newark, New Jersey.
May 29, 2010 is honored and distinguished as the "New Revelation of Fado in New England" and " The Most Beautiful Voice of the New Generation", in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
November 28, 2011, received a medal of merit from the 'Amália Rodrigues Foundation' in the 'Amalia Rodrigues House-Museum' in Lisbon, for being an "Ambassador of Fado and represent Amália with dignity out of Portugal".
Her participation in the ballade ‘Mais um Minuto' (Another Minute) on the album 'Learning To Fly' from O Manel Dos D'Alma, helped win the ‘International Portuguese Music Awards' “People's Choice Award”, in a poll done by internet voted by people from more than 40 countries.
On November 2, 2013 in San Diego, California, the singer received another important recognition for her artistic and cultural work, by being awarded with the ' PALCUS Young Portuguese American "Promessa" Leadership Award". The (Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States) awards, are the most important recognition for the Portuguese communities nationwide (USA).
Having flooded further from the Portuguese communities, the singer had interviews on radio shows as well as newspapers of great importance in the U.S. and Canada, that elevate her to be "The fresh face of Fado" as the 'The Boston Globe' newspaper called her, "Ambassador of Fado" - 'Amália Rodrigues Foundation', "The New Voice of Fado" - 'Luso-Americano' newspaper, “Great Voice and Natural Talent" – ‘24 Horas’ newspaper, among other publications that elevated her name, Fado and especially Portugal.
Nathalie Pires is recognized to be the Portuguese artist with more performances in New York.
Nathalie Pires continues to spread our musical culture, integrated in the " Manhattan Camerata" orchestra in New York, as the lead singer in performances and recordings for the ‘Tango-Fado Project', Sang the National Anthems of Portugal and the USA in several events of high importance, also presented educational workshops in English about fado and the Portuguese culture, in universities and colleges in the USA and Canada, serving as inspiration for artists and young singers emerging day by day. It really is a very intense journey, but truly enriching and rewarding.
Nathalie is currently traveling between Lisbon and New Jersey, for the recording of her second album, projected to be released worldwide in 2015.
CORRE-ME O FADO NAS VEIAS (Fado Runs Through My Veins)
Nathalie's first album released in October of 2007, winner of the United Artists of America "Lusiada Award". - 16 Tracks:
Fado Português • Maria Lisboa • Ai Mouraria • Festa Brava À Portuguesa • Com Que Voz • É Ou Não É • Estranha Forma de Vida • Variações Sobre o Fado Lopes • Gaivota • O Namorico da Rita • Quadras do Povo Luso • Povo Que Lavas No Rio • Madrugada de Alfama • Corre-me o Fado Nas Veias • Foi Deus • Variações em Ré
MANHATTAN CAMERATA Fado-Tango Project
Promotional CD, recorded in May of 2011.
Concertino: Buleria • Loucura • Súplica Perdida (Fado Magala) • 1=3=7 • Tanguito • Barco Negro • Vielas de Alfama • Cansaço (Fado Tango)
RECORDINGS OF LIVE PERFOMANCES
• Estranha forma de vida - VI Gala Amália, Voz do Operário, Lisbon, Portugal
• Loucura - Clube de Fado, Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
• Lisboa Antiga - Clube de Fado, Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal
• Barco Negro - Church of the Blessed Sacrament, New York, USA
• Súplica Perdida - Church of the Blessed Sacrament, New York, USA
• Loucura - With Tim Ries & Rolling Stones Project, Viktring, Klagenfurt, Austria
“Nathalie Pires foi embaixadora do fado no Kennedy Center em Washington, DC”
— Jornal Luso Americano, 18 de Maio 2012
“Muito mais do que apenas Tango e Fado”
— Jornal 24 Horas, 2 de Fevereiro 2012
“Fadista Luso-Americana recebe Medalha de Mérito da Fundação Amália Rodrigues”
— Jornal da Bairrada, 29 de Dezembro 2011
“Nathalie Pires Embaixadora do Fado”
— Jornal Luso Americano, 7 de Dezembro 2011
“A fadista luso-americana Nathalie Pires de New Jersey, também se estreou na BAM.”
— Jornal Luso Americano, 9 de Dezembro 2011
“Caras e Factos - Fado na comunidade ...Apesar da idade, a sua voz acusa |
a presença de uma das maiores fadistas portuguesas nos Estados Unidos”
— Jornal 24 Horas, 30 de Novembro 2011
“Para comemorar cantaram-se Fados no Museu”
— Jornal Hardmusica, 28 de Novembro 2011
|“Fadista Luso-descendente Nathalie Pires, presente no festival internacional|
de música e dança no Canadá”
— Jornal 24 Horas, 8 de Julho 2011 — Jornal Luso Americano, 13 de Julho 2011
|“Portugal Day NY 2011 - ...A jovem Nathalie Pires, acompanhada por Pedro da Silva |
e Francisco Chuva,mostrou que o fado se pode cantar deste lado do Atlântico...”
— Jornal 24 Horas, 21 de Junho 2011
“Nathalie Pires cantou e encantou em retiros fadistas lisboetas”
— Jornal Luso Americano, 27 de Agosto 2010
|“Sombras bizarras e choram guitarras" ...Foi na última nota de "Povo que lavas no rio" |
que a multidão se levantou para aplaudir a jovem. "foi o ponto mais alto da noite...”
— Jornal 24 Horas, 10 de Abril 2010
|“E a noite de fado foi mesmo grande ..Para Nathalie Pires, que apesar de tudo |
já é um dos maiores nomes do fado nos Estados Unidos e Canadá aos 23 anos...”
— Jornal 24 Horas, 5 de Abril 2010
|“Nathalie Pires cantou o Hino Nacional americano para mais de 20 mil pessoas|
no estádio dos Red Bulls”
— Jornais 24 Horas e Luso Americano, 23 de Março 2010
|“Nathalie Pires celebrou 10 anos de carreira na terra que a viu nascer e no palco |
onde actuou pela primeira vez”
— Jornal Luso Americano, 17 de Março de 2010
|“Duas gerações de fadistas e guitarristas protagonizaram uma autêntica noite |
dedicada à canção nacional”
— Jornal Luso Americano, 11 de Março 2009
|“Fado com presença especial - Fadista portuguesa contagiou saxofonista de |
Rolling Stones em Manhattan”
— Jornal 24 Horas, 13 de Fevereiro 2009
|“Thornton - uma noite de bonitos fados... Nathalie Pires (grande voz, grande presença|
desta jovem de New Jersey)”
— Tribuna Portuguesa, 1 de Novembro 2008
“Parabén Nathalie! Tu salvaste a Noite”
— Tribuna Portuguesa, 1 de Maio 2008
Booking for shows in California:
VIP AUDIO PRODUCTIONS, INC.
P. O Box 1080 Newark, California 94560 USA
Booking for shows in California:
VIP AUDIO PRODUCTIONS, INC.
P. O Box 1080 Newark, California 94560 USA